ROBIN SHARMA is one of the world's experts on leadership and personal success. The author of eight major international bestsellers, including The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, his mission is to help people and organizations get to world class. Clients include Microsoft, Nike, FedEx, NASA and BP. Robin is also a leading executive coach, having worked with billionaires, CEOs and celebrity entrepreneurs. His books have been embraced by major league sports stars, royalty and many Hollywood notables.
Iraq War vet Blake Davis is working a dull job at a bookstore when he's confronted by an eccentric stranger, one Tommy Flinn, who claims to have known his father and wants to mentor Blake. Thus begins this contrived, faux-inspirational leadership parable from Sharma (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari). Making the lackluster argument that everyone in an organization has to be a leader, not just the CEO, Tommy schools Blake in the way of the hackneyed "Leading Without a Title" philosophy. As Blake encounters such saccharine caricatures as Anna, a self-actualized hotel housekeeper; Jackson Chan, a CEO-turned gardener; and Jet Brisley, a superstar massage therapist, he learns that by changing his attitude, he can change his life. Though this message will hit home with magical-thinking acolytes-Blake crows on the first page, "The principles and tools you'll discover will automatically cause your career to fly, your happiness to soar, and your absolute best to fully express itself"-awkward writing and abundant platitudes make it of little benefit to readers looking for serious leadership advice. (Mar.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
""The Leader Who Had No Title" by Robin Sharma is ...filled with good advice on how stand out as a worker, no matter what your position may be. " "Bookviews"